Salvan v. Toys 'R' US-Delaware, Inc.

Filing 37

STIPULATION AND ORDER re 36 STIPULATION WITH PROPOSED ORDER PROTECTIVE ORDER filed by Toys 'R' Us-Delaware, Inc. Signed by Judge Jon S. Tigar on March 23, 2017. (wsn, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/23/2017)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 DIVERSITY LAW GROUP, P.C. Larry W. Lee (SBN 228175) Kristen M. Agnew (SBN 247656) Nicholas Rosenthal (SBN 268297) 515 S. Figueroa Street, Suite 1250 Los Angeles, CA 90071 Telephone: (213) 488-6555 Facsimile: (213) 488-6554 Email: Attorneys for Plaintiff MARINA SALVAN JACKSON LEWIS P.C. Mia Farber (State Bar No. 131467) Adam Y. Siegel (State Bar No. 238568) 725 South Figueroa Street, Suite 2500 Los Angeles, California 90017-5408 Telephone: (213) 689-0404 Facsimile: (213) 689-0430 E-mails: Attorneys for Defendant TOYS ‘R’ US - DELAWARE, INC. 15 16 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT CALIFORNIA 17 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 18 19 MARINA SALVAN, as an individual and on behalf of all others similarly situated, 20 23 STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] PROTECTIVE ORDER Plaintiffs, v. 21 22 Case No. 3:16-cv-04138-JST Complaint Filed: 06/17/2016 Removal filed: 07/22/2016 Trial Date: None Set TOYS ‘R’ US-DELAWARE, INC., a Delaware corporation; and DOES 1 through 50, inclusive, Defendants. 24 25 26 /// 27 /// 28 /// 1 Stipulation and [Proposed] Protective Order Salvan v. Toys ‘R’ Us-Delaware, Inc. Case No.: 3:16-cv-04138-JST 1 The parties to the above-captioned matter (“Action”) have and will propound discovery and 2 take depositions throughout this Action. Certain responsive materials have and will contain private, 3 confidential, and/or proprietary information. This information may and/or does include, but is not 4 limited to, personnel or other consumer records, business protocols and procedures, and other 5 information not otherwise available to the public or between parties (“Protected Information”). To 6 protect the confidentiality of this information, both parties stipulate as follows and request the Court 7 to issue a protective order containing the terms specified herein, pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil 8 Procedure 26 and U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, Local Rules 79-5 and 7-12. 9 The parties agree this stipulation is effective immediately and agree to abide by the terms of this 10 stipulation whether or not the Court issues the protective order requested herein. 11 I. USE OF CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION AND MATERIALS IN DISCOVERY 12 13 A. Designated Material: During discovery in this Action, whether done by formal or 14 informal means, any information or materials within the scope of Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 15 26 through 27, including but not limited to documents, deposition testimony, transcripts and 16 exhibits, interrogatory responses, responses to requests for admission, subpoenaed records and 17 other written, recorded, electronic or graphic materials, may be designated as confidential, as 18 provided herein, by the person or entity producing, submitting, filing or lodging it, or by any party 19 to this Action (the “Designator”). A Designator may only designate information and material 20 confidential when the Designator has a good faith belief that it contains Protected Information 21 subject to protection under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(c) and U.S. District Court, Northern 22 District of California, Local Rule 79-5. Information covered by these provisions shall be referred 23 to in this stipulation and order (“Stipulation”) as “Designated Material.” Designated Material shall 24 be used only in connection with the litigation among the parties. Should privileged material be 25 produced inadvertently as Designated Material, it is agreed that such production shall not be 26 deemed to be a waiver of any applicable privilege. 27 /// 28 /// 2 Stipulation and [Proposed] Protective Order Salvan v. Toys ‘R’ Us-Delaware, Inc. Case No.: 3:16-cv-04138-JST 1 B. 2 this Action or a prior Court order, parties may only disclose or produce copies of Designated 3 Material to the following persons or entities: Access to Designated Material: Except with the prior written consent of both parties to 4 (1) parties to this Action and their officers, directors and/or current employees; 5 (2) persons previously employed by Defendant TOYS ‘R’ US - DELAWARE, INC 6 (“TRU”) as of the date the material at issue was created, and who had access to the material in the 7 course and scope of their duties, provided such individuals shall, prior to any disclosure, execute a 8 Certification to be bound by this Stipulation in the form attached hereto as Exhibit A;; 9 10 (3) the parties’ counsel in this Action, including in-house counsel and such counsel’s legal associates, paralegals, secretaries, and office staff; 11 (4) independent experts or consultants and their staffs who are retained to assist counsel 12 in this Action, provided such experts or consultants shall, prior to any disclosure, execute a 13 Certification to be bound by this Stipulation in the form attached hereto as Exhibit A; 14 15 (5) coding or providing other document processing services; 16 17 third parties retained by counsel in this Action for purposes of copying, computer (6) court personnel in this Action, including court reporters and court officers, and subject to the terms set forth in section II of this Stipulation where applicable; 18 (7) any witness shown the materials during a deposition in this Action; 19 (8) any witness (other than persons described in paragraph I.B.(7)), provided they first 20 execute a Certification to be bound by this Stipulation in the form attached hereto as Exhibit A; 21 and; 22 (9) 23 materials at issue. any person who appears as an author, addressee or recipient on the face of the 24 In addition to the foregoing, TRU may disclose materials it has designated as confidential 25 (in the manner specified in section I.C below) to its customers, vendors, affiliates, agents, and 26 persons or entities of any kind as needed for business or legal purposes. 27 /// 28 /// 3 Stipulation and [Proposed] Protective Order Salvan v. Toys ‘R’ Us-Delaware, Inc. Case No.: 3:16-cv-04138-JST 1 C. 2 Designating Discovery Documents and Materials: (1) Designated Material disclosed in discovery must be marked “CONFIDENTIAL” by 3 the Designator. Where a document or response consists of more than one page, the first page and 4 each page or the portion thereof on which confidential information appears shall be so marked. 5 (2) In the case of materials produced by a non-party, any party may obtain a written 6 stipulation from all parties, or seek a protective order, to designate such materials confidential and 7 subject to the terms of this Stipulation. 8 D. 9 Designating Deposition Transcripts and Exhibits: (1) Deposition transcripts or portions thereof may be designated as confidential either: 10 (a) at the deposition itself and by request of any party, or 11 (b) by captioned written notice to the reporter, and all counsel of record, given 12 within 20 calendar days following notice from the reporter that the transcript 13 is available for review. When such notice is served, all noticed counsel shall 14 be responsible for marking the copies of the designated transcript or portion 15 thereof 16 “CONFIDENTIAL.” 17 paragraph expire, the entire deposition transcript shall be treated as if it had 18 been designated “CONFIDENTIAL.” 19 (2) in their possession or control as Until the 20 calendar days provided for in this Any party may mark Designated Material as a deposition exhibit and examine any 20 witness thereon, provided the exhibit and related transcript pages receive the same confidentiality 21 designation as the original Designated Material. 22 (3) Where deposition testimony is expected to be designated confidential, the 23 Designator may exclude from the deposition all persons other than those to whom the Designated 24 Material may be disclosed under paragraph I.B of this Stipulation. 25 E. 26 for persons and entities identified in paragraph I.B, provided all copies are appropriately marked 27 “CONFIDENTIAL.” 28 /// Copies of Designated Material: Copies of Designated Material may only be made by or 4 Stipulation and [Proposed] Protective Order Salvan v. Toys ‘R’ Us-Delaware, Inc. Case No.: 3:16-cv-04138-JST 1 II. USE OF CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION AND MATERIALS IN COURT 2 3 4 A. Procedures for Submitting Records to the Court: (1) 5 When lodging and/or filing any Designated Material, or offering it for admission as 6 evidence (including at trial), a non-Designator shall submit the Designated Material in a manner 7 compliant with U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, Local Rule 79-5. No party shall 8 oppose a request to seal Designated Material made pursuant to Local Rule 79-5. Nothing herein: 9 (a) shall preclude a Designator from lodging and/or filing any material it/she designated, or from 10 offering such material for admission as evidence (including at trial) without limitation or restriction 11 of any kind and as permitted by law; and (b) doing so, shall not constitute a breach of this 12 Stipulation or waiver as to the use of any other Designated Material. (2) 13 The Court’s denial of a request to seal shall not bar use of the Designated Material 14 or the offering of it for admission as evidence in connection with any motion, proceeding or trial in 15 this matter, so long as the non-Designator seeks and obtains relief to use the Designated Material 16 pursuant to section III.C.I of this Stipulation. Using or offering as evidence any Designated 17 Material the Court has refused to seal shall not constitute a breach of this Stipulation. (3) 18 Notwithstanding paragraph II.A(1) above, upon written stipulation of all parties, a 19 non-Designator may lodge and/or file and/or offer Designated Material for admission as evidence 20 without a seal in connection with any motion, proceeding or trial in this matter. Using or offering 21 Designated Material in evidence without a seal and by written stipulation shall not constitute a 22 breach of this Stipulation. 23 III. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS 24 A. Subpoenas for Designated Material: If any person or entity subject to this Stipulation 25 receives a subpoena for production of Designated Material, such person or entity shall promptly 26 notify all counsel in this Action. Upon receipt of such notice, the Designator may object in writing. 27 The person or entity receiving the subpoena shall not produce any Designated Material in response 28 to the subpoena: (1) without the prior written consent of the Designator; (2) while a motion for 5 Stipulation and [Proposed] Protective Order Salvan v. Toys ‘R’ Us-Delaware, Inc. Case No.: 3:16-cv-04138-JST 1 protective order is pending; or (3) until the last day allowed for production where no motion for 2 protective order is filed. 3 B. 4 within 60 calendar days of the designation. A challenge may be made by serving on all other parties 5 a captioned notice of objection, which shall identify with particularity the Designated Material at 6 issue, state the basis for each challenge and propose a new designation for each item. The parties 7 shall have seven calendar days after service of an objection to meet and confer and attempt 8 resolution of the challenged designation (“Meet and Confer Period”). The material at issue shall 9 be deemed re-designated as proposed by the challenging party unless, within 10 court days after 10 expiration of the Meet and Confer Period, the Designator has filed and served a motion for a 11 protective order to maintain the original designation, or to establish other confidentiality 12 protections. In any objection or challenge, the Designator shall always bear the burden to establish 13 that the Designated Material is confidential. Notwithstanding any challenge to the designation of 14 material as confidential, all documents shall be treated as such and shall be subject to the provisions 15 of this Stipulation unless and until one of the following occurs: 16 17 (1) (2) 22 the party or non-party who claims the material is confidential fails to timely apply to the Court for an order designating it as such as provided in this paragraph above; or 20 21 the party or non-party who claims the material is confidential withdraws such designation in writing; or 18 19 Objections: A party may challenge the propriety of any designation under this Stipulation (3) C. the Court rules the material is not confidential. No Prejudice: (1) Nothing in this Stipulation shall preclude any party from seeking and obtaining 23 additional or different protection permitted by law with respect to the confidentiality of any 24 information or material. 25 26 27 28 (2) This Stipulation shall not diminish any existing obligation or right with respect to Designated Material. (3) Nothing in this Stipulation shall preclude any party from asserting good faith objections to discovery requests including, but not limited to, objections that the requested 6 Stipulation and [Proposed] Protective Order Salvan v. Toys ‘R’ Us-Delaware, Inc. Case No.: 3:16-cv-04138-JST 1 2 3 4 5 6 information or documents are not relevant and/or are outside the permissible scope of discovery. (4) Nothing in this Stipulation shall preclude any party from redacting non-responsive confidential information. (5) Nothing in this Stipulation shall preclude any party from requesting, seeking, or stipulating to a subsequent attorneys’ eyes only protective order as appropriate. (3) The parties shall make best efforts to assert any claims of confidentiality prior to, or 7 at the time when, responsive discovery is disclosed. The production of materials by any party shall 8 be without prejudice to any claim by the producing party that such material should have been 9 designated as confidential. 10 (4) A party may assert a claim of confidentiality in writing and with particularity within 11 a reasonable time after learning of an inadvertent or mistaken disclosure. The materials at issue 12 shall then be treated as if the claim were made prior to disclosure. If within a reasonable time after 13 documents are inadvertently or mistakenly disclosed the producing party asserts a claim that such 14 documents are confidential, the receiving parties shall take prompt steps to ensure all known copies 15 of the documents are promptly returned to the producing party for designation. After designation, 16 the producing party shall promptly return copies to each of the receiving parties. The receiving 17 parties may thereafter contest the claim of confidentiality as set forth herein. 18 (5) The inadvertent disclosure of materials which are subject to a legitimate claim that 19 those materials are protected by privilege, including attorney-client privilege, and/or the attorney 20 work product doctrine (“Privileged Material”) shall not waive any privilege or other applicable 21 protective doctrine for that material or for the subject matter of the inadvertently disclosed 22 information, if the producing party, upon becoming aware of the disclosure, promptly requests its 23 return. The inadvertent disclosure shall also not estop that party or the privilege holder from 24 designating the information or document as attorney-client privileged or subject to the work product 25 doctrine or any level of confidentiality at a later date. There shall be no requirement for the 26 producing party to prove that it took reasonable steps to prevent disclosure, including, without 27 limitation, proof that its efforts to review for privileged or confidential information or documents 28 were reasonable. If the requesting party receives material that it knows, or reasonably should know 7 Stipulation and [Proposed] Protective Order Salvan v. Toys ‘R’ Us-Delaware, Inc. Case No.: 3:16-cv-04138-JST 1 is subject to a legally recognizable privilege or evidentiary protection, then the requesting party 2 shall: (a) refrain from reading the Privileged Material any more closely than is necessary to 3 ascertain that it is privileged; (b) promptly notify the producing party in writing that it has 4 discovered documents believed to be Privileged Material; (c) specifically identify the documents, 5 and, (d) where possible, return, sequester, or destroy all copies of such materials with any notes, 6 abstracts or compilations of the content thereof, within five (5) calendar days of discovery by the 7 requesting party. Where such Privileged Material cannot be destroyed or separated, it shall not be 8 reviewed, disclosed, or otherwise used by the requesting party. Notwithstanding, the requesting 9 party is under no obligation to search or review a producing party’s materials to identify potentially 10 Privileged Material. 11 D. 12 Saturday, Sunday, or a legal holiday then the time to perform that act is extended to the next 13 business day. 14 E. 15 the Designator, all Designated Material and all copies thereof shall, within 30 calendar days of 16 such request be: (1) returned to counsel for the party or non-party that produced the material; or 17 (2) destroyed. Notwithstanding this paragraph, counsel for the parties may retain pleadings, 18 correspondence, attorney and consultant work product, and deposition transcripts and exhibits for 19 archival purposes. 20 E. 21 Timing: If the last day to perform an action provided for in this Stipulation falls on a Final Disposition: Upon final termination of this Action, and at the written request of Improper Disclosure: (1) The parties and their counsel are required to use reasonable care and precaution to 22 protect the confidentiality of material covered by this Stipulation. If Designated Material 23 submitted in accordance with the terms of this Stipulation is disclosed to any person or entity 24 other than in the manner authorized by the terms herein, the party and/or person responsible for 25 the disclosure must immediately bring all pertinent facts relating to such disclosure to the 26 attention of all uninvolved parties and, without prejudice to any other rights under this 27 Stipulation, make every effort to prevent further disclosures by the persons or entities to whom 28 /// 8 Stipulation and [Proposed] Protective Order Salvan v. Toys ‘R’ Us-Delaware, Inc. Case No.: 3:16-cv-04138-JST 1 the information was disclosed. 2 (2) The parties agree that the unauthorized disclosure of Designated Material may 3 cause irreparable injury to the non-breaching party. Therefore, in the event of any breach or 4 threatened breach of the provisions herein, the non-breaching party shall be entitled to seek 5 immediate injunctive relief by way of ex parte hearing or as otherwise allowed by law or equity. 6 The decision by a non-breaching party to seek such injunctive relief will be without prejudice to 7 any other rights or remedies, legal or equitable, which the non-breaching party might have in the 8 event of such a breach or threatened breach. A non-breaching party seeking or obtaining relief 9 under this provision shall not constitute a waiver or release of any other rights or remedies available 10 to such party. 11 F. 12 and the Court shall retain jurisdiction to enforce the Stipulation. Survival: The binding effect of this Stipulation shall survive termination of this Action, 13 14 Dated: December 5, 2016 DIVERSITY LAW GROUP, P.C. 15 See attached signature page By: 16 Larry W. Lee Kristen M. Agnew Nicholas Rosenthal 17 18 Attorneys for Plaintiff MARINA SALVAN 19 20 21 Dated: December 5, 2016 POLARIS LAW GROUP LLP 22 See attached signature page 23 By: William L. Marder 24 Attorneys for Plaintiff MARINA SALVAN 25 26 27 Dated: December 5, 2016 JACKSON LEWIS P.C. 28 9 Stipulation and [Proposed] Protective Order Salvan v. Toys ‘R’ Us-Delaware, Inc. Case No.: 3:16-cv-04138-JST 1 By:/s/ Sander van der Heide Mia Farber Adam Y. Siegel Sander van der Heide 2 3 Attorneys for Defendant TOYS ‘R’ US-DELAWARE, INC. 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 10 Stipulation and [Proposed] Protective Order Salvan v. Toys ‘R’ Us-Delaware, Inc. Case No.: 3:16-cv-04138-JST 1 2 3 [PROPOSED] ORDER The terms of this Stipulation and Protective Order are hereby approved and adopted. IT IS SO ORDERED. 4 5 Dated: March 23, 2017 Judge of the United States District Court 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 11 Stipulation and [Proposed] Protective Order Salvan v. Toys ‘R’ Us-Delaware, Inc. Case No.: 3:16-cv-04138-JST

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